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Middle Kingdom
as in:  of Egypt


"The Middle Kingdom," Zia announced.
Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  a period in the history of ancient Egypt stretching from the establishment of the Eleventh Dynasty to the end of the Fourteenth Dynasty (2030 BCE - 1640 BCE)
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Strongly Associated with:   Old Kingdom, New Kingdom
Notes:
Between the Old Kingdom and the New Kingdom.

The term is also used by the Chinese, who call their country, Zhongguo, which means "Central Country" or "Middle Kingdom."  This name came about when the Chinese viewed their empire as at the middle of the world.
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  • "The Middle Kingdom," Zia announced.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Whisk–and those specks of antique dirt called Athens and Rome, Jerusalem and the Middle Kingdom–all were gone.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Here was Kapilavastu, here the Middle Kingdom, and here Mahabodhi, the Mecca of Buddhism; and here was Kusinagara, sad place of the Holy One’s death.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Manuel, I’m sure you noticed our distinguished visitor from the Middle Kingdom.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Middle Kingdom [9] , Old Kingdom [8] , New Kingdom [9] , Old Kingdom [8] , New Kingdom [9] , Old Kingdom [8] , New Kingdom [9]
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